CoachHead Coach, Boys’ Rowing
David Reeder arrived at NMH in 1999 and has twice served as head coach of the boys’ rowing program. Reeder returned to varsity coaching in 2019. He led the varsity rowing program for 15 years before stepping back to focus on other priorities in his roles at the school as department head and math-science coordinator. During his previous tenure, NMH rowing teams returned to the NEIRA grand finals for the first time in decades, earned numerous top-10 finishes at the Head of the CharlesRegatta, and won gold medals at many of the races that dot the fall rowing calendar around New England.
Before coming to NMH, Reeder was an assistant coach at several high-profile clubs and scholastic rowing programs around the country, including Mt. Baker Rowing Association in Seattle and Phillips (Andover) Academy in Massachusetts. Both of these programs won league championships and national races during his time as an assistant.
As a college athlete, Reeder was a four-year varsity letter winner in rowing at Washington State University and was a key member of the lightweight eight that won two PAC-10 championships in 1985 and 1986.
Previous to NMH, Reeder was a teacher for four years at Seattle Prep and two years at Andover, and then a graduate student for three years at Dartmouth College. He completed a B.S. degree in physics from Washington State University in 1988, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Dartmouth College in 2001 and 2002.
Reeder currently teaches introductory and advanced physics, but has also taught chemistry, geology, and Algebra I and II at NMH. He was the science department chair for nine years and is currently the dorm head in North Farmhouse where he lives with his wife, Mary, and their youngest child, who is a junior at NMH and member of the girls’ rowing team.